Suicides Of Maestro And Wife Raise Issues Of Ethics, Law

“[E]ven among those who support decriminalizing assisted suicide, Sir Edward’s death raised troubling questions. Sarah Wootton, chief executive of Dignity in Dying, said in a BBC interview that the growing numbers of Britons going abroad to die, and the manner of their deaths, made it more urgent to amend Britain’s laws. There are ‘no safeguards, no brakes on the process at all,’ she said.”